Archive for October 2011

Eczema and food allergy – linked?

The medical evidence, without-a-shadow-of-a-doubt, shows that food allergy and eczema are strongly linked. However, this is the complete opposite to what most dermatologists will tell you. Why is this so? I don’t know. For example, Kartina says: “My son’s ex dermatologist clearly hasn’t read anything that’s ever been written! Was told straight up food allergies […]

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5 tests for celiac /gluten /wheat

Wendy says: “My daughter has had 2 negative results for coeliac but still has a major problem with wheat!  Are there other tests for wheat intolerance?” My reply:When she says “2 negative results for celiac” I do not understand the problem …  because there are at least 5 different tests for celiac/gluten/wheat problems. And, none […]

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Next-best to breast milk?

We see lots of mothers who are trying to work out when and how to wean their child from the breast onto a baby formula.They want to know: When? What? Why?  What milk formula should I give my baby? We can help you. What is next-best to breast milk? The “next-best” alternative to breast milk is “artificial” […]

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Allergy testing in Christchurch

This query came today: “I am in Christchurch and my GP says there is no allergy testing available anymore in Christchurch. Is this true?” Reply: Well, it depends what you mean by allergy testing. Skin prick testing for allergies:  This is available at Canterbury Health Laboratories (CHL), at the hospital.  Needs a GP referral. Wait […]

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Problem solved – had gastric reflux

This boy, was 4 years old and was very grumpy and irritable, cranky, not eating well, and poor sleep. Mum writes: “Dr Dr FordI am delighted to let you know, that we have a transformed boy in our home!  Our boy positively responded to the Losec within 3-4 days, beginning to happily eat again. His […]

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Reflux / eczema – cow’s milk allergy

Just seen Emily in The Childrens Clinic, Christchurch.   She is one-year-old and had eczema and reflux disease. However, a few months ago she saw her local pediatrician who said “I don’t believe in reflux!” Also he said “I don’t believe in doing skin prick tests – they are useless!”   But when I first saw […]

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